January 14, 2022 7:00:13 am
Actor Andrew Burnap has been cast for the male lead role in Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White. Burnap is best known for starring in the 2019 Broadway production of The Inheritance, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Described as a fresh take on the 1937 classic, the new movie will be directed by Marc Webb, the filmmaker behind 2009 hit 500 Days of Summer and two Amazing Spider-Man films, reported Variety.
The original movie, titled Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, was based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale and released in 1937.
It was Disney’s first animated feature film and presented the story of a princess who is fed a poisoned apple by her stepmother, the queen and then falls into a deep sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting duo behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new music for the film.
Songs such as Heigh-Ho, Someday My Prince Will Come and Whistle While You Work will be included in the soundtrack list.
The film is expected to go in to production later this year.
Besides Snow White, Disney is also working on live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, and Lilo and Stitch as well as a prequel to its 2019 reimagining of The Lion King.
Burnap most recently wrapped filming for Under the Banner of Heaven with Andrew Garfield for Hulu. He will also star in Apple TV Plus limited series WeCrashed.
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